How to Backup Complete WordPress Blog to Dropbox with Files & Database

A good and reliable Backup of self hosted WordPress blog is very important and give Goosebumps to many. Now here is a way you can backup your self hosted WordPress blog on the clouds with a single click with out paying a penny.

What you need to Backup

  1. A self hosted WordPress Blog.
  2. A Dropbox account. Incase you don’t have one signup here and get 2GB free disk space.

How to perform the Complete Backup

  1. Download and install wp Time Machine in your WordPress Blog.
  2. Now open the above plugin page and provide your Dropbox account email and password along with the name of the directory where you want the backup.
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  3. Wait for the backup process to finish. It will take time according to your backup size.wp b time machine
  4. Open your Dropbox account to find the folder where you wanted your backup.wp c time machine
  5. The folder will have five files that are
    • A compress file containing all your WordPress files and media.
    • Your Database SQL backup file.
    • Your htaccess file.
    • Instruction file as to how to restore all the data.
    • One click shell script for automated backup.

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The best thing about this backup is that you don’t have to worry about it at all as Dropbox is any time reliable than you local disk and other backup service and is completely free to use. Though I have said SugarSync is better but at the moment there is no WordPress backup solution available on it.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 8 comments
shyam jos - February 20, 2011

back up is really important,
am using cpanel to back up my blog every end of the month

PLR Products - February 21, 2011

This is a nice hack but I wanted to confirm whether it does automated backup or do we need to backup everytime?

    Ashish Mundhra - February 22, 2011

    Its not automated .. Its manual

David - February 21, 2011

Thank u for sharing this. It helps me. but

Is there a solution to backup wordpress blog to cloud without waiting on our browser ?
When a blog become large, it really takes time.

Ashish Mundhra - February 22, 2011

Whats the problem in waiting.. Its not eating your bandwidth… so just open a new tab and forget about it.

Vuong - March 26, 2011

This method has to do by manual. You need a small tip to let it backup your files and database automatically by configurate Control Panel.

Bill - January 10, 2012

I need a solution like this, so thanks for the post and I will get back to you after I have my backup on the cloud! 🙂


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